Haverford is consistently considered among the top academic institutions in the country.
Our rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration, and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.
Haverford College at a Glance
identify as people of color
- 6% Black/ African American
- 9% Latino/a/e
- 20% Asian American
- 7% Two or more races/ethnicities
The Class of 2024
- 45.2% Mid-Atlantic
- 11% Pacific
- 10.5% New England
- 16% International
- 9.3% South
- 5% Midwest
- 2% Mountain West
- 1% Puerto Rico & Territories
Class size: % of classes with...
- fewer than 10 39% (39%)
- fewer than 20 76% (76%)
- Political Science
- Computer Science
full-time faculty with highest degree in their fields
students living on campus.
students who play an intercollegiate sport
faculty living on campus.
students who study abroad
Students have access to a tremendous intellectual community.
As a Haverford student, you are free to take classes at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, and the University of Pennsylvania offers a 4 + 1 engineering program that grants a B.S. from Haverford and a masters from Penn in just 5 years
Students catch the Blue Bus, a free shuttle that runs between the Haverford and Bryn Mawr campuses.
Diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism are vital dimensions of Haverford's community and mission.
It is important to us to create spaces that are not just welcoming of all, but that recognize and uphold the value of every person.
Our community is close-knit: 98% of students and 40% of faculty live on campus.
Haverfordians truly share a common experience. There is no anonymity here—you will be a valued member of the community and your contributions will be felt.
students living on campus
Downtown Philadelphia is just 8 miles from our stunningly beautiful campus.
The train station across from the campus entrance makes it easy to take advantage of all that Philadelphia, the 6th largest city in the US, has to offer - whether that be social, historical, and cultural experiences, jobs, or internships.
Our Academic Centers take you beyond the traditional classroom.
Whether your research takes place on campus or across the globe, the Centers provide funding and support for those who want to design their own high-level scholarship and engage directly with what they are studying.
- Center for Peace and Global Citizenship
- Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities
- Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center
Thanks to a partnership between the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, students from Jonathan Wilson’s “Economic Botany” class spent spring break in Trinidad and Tobago on an experiential-learning study tour.
Students have a strong voice in the College's operations.
In addition to independently governing the Honor Code, students serve on hiring committees, manage budgets, and run more than 150 clubs and organizations. They are colleagues in stewarding the institution and experience an unparalleled degree of freedom and responsibility. Reflections of the trust we have in our students include unproctored exams, the absence of RAs in dorms, 24-hour lab access, and the lack of an admission enrollment deposit.
Rebecca Mu Jie Chang '19 addresses the student body during Plenary at Haverford College.
We strive to make Haverford's education accessible regardless of a family's ability to pay.
Haverford meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Haverford is also committed to minimizing debt upon graduation, including a no-loans policy for students with family income below $60,000/year.
receive some form of financial aid
More than 47%
receive a college grant
average award of college grant
Haverford students start their college careers with instant friends and mentors.
"Customs" is our unique orientation program. The first week of college is spent bonding with your Customs Group—and they continue to support you throughout your first year of college and well beyond.
Where do Haverford students go after graduation? Anywhere they want.
A liberal arts education is the best professional preparation. The skills, knowledge, and critical thinking you develop at Haverford can be applied to myriad fields and careers. As a Ford, you automatically stand out in the world, and are better able to inform, heal, and improve it.
Connect with Haverford
Haverford College provides an extraordinary setting for one's education. While the campus is currently closed to visitors, we have put together resources to help you get a sense of the place.
The Admission process at Haverford is conducted as a comprehensive, holistic review in which each application is treated personally and individually, with extraordinary care and attention to detail.